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· September, 2006

Stories about Freedom of Speech from September, 2006

Turkey is Typing…

As that transition from the lazy days of Summer turn into Fall, a gloomy spell has fallen over the Turkish bloggers this week…and actually, I can agree with them myself....

Singapore and Hong Kong: ban FEER

The Far Eastern Economic Review's editor blogs about the decision of singapore government to ban the magazine: “It has explicitly warned that not only is the Review Publishing Company forbidden...

Ethiopia: were blogs blocked?

“One day Ethiopia had one of the busiest and fastest-growing blogging scenes in the whole of Africa. The next, more than two-thirds of its online journals simply disappeared,” begins the...

Iran:A blog service was filtered by mistake!

According to Reportes without Borders,a blog service, Persianblog.com[Fa], was briefly blocked “by mistake” by Iranian Internet Service Providers. In Persian blog we read access to 650,000 blogs got blocked for...

Tunisia: Opening prisons to the world

At this site, I’m trying to show videos that show or speak about human rights abuses, and – as in the Tunisian video above – the impact of human rights...

Hong Kong: GP batteries sues labour groups

A citizen journalist report at interlocals.net on a transnational corporation's legal action against labour groups to stop them from exposing the heavy metal poisoning situation in their production line in...

More banned journals and Khatami in the USA

According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the International Federation of Journalists, the Iranian media is under an increasing amount of governmental pressure. More newspapers and magazines such as daily...

Bulgaria: More on “Tripoli Six” Blog Campaign

Declan Butler, a senior reporter at Nature, reports that the blog campaign to help free the “Tripoli Six” seems to be gaining momentum. Also, he writes that “Mickey Grant, a...

Hong Kong: blog as education tool

A survey found 73% high school students are bloggers but some secondary schools prohibit students from blogging. Local blogger, He Gu was interviewed by local newspapers concerning blogger culture: Knowing...

China: The Unpublished FoxConn Story

ESWN translates a blog post by Southern Weekend reporter Fu Jianfeng about the FoxConn and the First Financial Daily's dispute. The story was banned in the newspapers and found its...

Philippines: First Online Press Conference

An online press conference, a first in Philippine internet history, was held last September 21 when the 34th anniversary of Martial Law was commemorated by Filipinos. The online press forum...

China: a teacher put to jail

The story came from a reporter BBS and re-posted in zhao mu's blog. A teacher Qin Zhong-fei sent out a mobile message, a lyrics that criticized the corruption and land...

Iran:A tortured political leader

Roozmaregiha writes that Ali Akbar Mousavi Khoini, jailed political prisoner and former deputy in Iranian parliament, seized opportunity at his father's funeral where he had found a few minutes of...

Thailand: Putting up with the coup

Fringer.org tries to answer just why many Thais while resenting the limits on their freedom of speech are still willing to put up with the coup.

Bangladesh blog buzz

The latest happenings in Bangladeshi blogs around the world: * Education: Tanvir of Journal of a Disturbed Mind blog criticizes the new grading system of school final examination -S.S.C. (Grade...

Hong Kong: GWF investigation

The Internet Society Hong Kong has carried out an investigation on the suspected blocking of ntscmp.com website by Nevigator and HGC; Charles Mok blogs the findings: we cannot find any...

Syrian Blogsphere in a Week

To kick off this week, Ghalia welcomes the holy month of Ramadan in her special way, with another beautiful shot of her camera… “Ramadan is the (month) in which was...

Blog Roundup: MIB Forum

The Forum was held in Chancellor's Hall, University Brunei Darussalam only a few nights ago, Wednesday night, to be exact. Now, it is already Sunday, yet the noise it made...

Pana-Blogs Report

#1: From Panama FAQ: Panama's Tap Water – The Best in the World? This might surprise people coming from the US and Europe as I often see them logging bags...

China: listen to the movie producer

The latest movie “The City of Golden Armor” directed by Zhang Yi-Mou was released on September 20, but reporters had not been invited to the movie preview. Buchimifan in Bullog...

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